Digital Growth Programme extended with three additional free webinars

  • Due to the success of the inaugural Digital Growth Programme, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council have announced the initiative has been extended to include three additional, free webinars over the next four weeks.

    The project, which has supported over 150 micro and small businesses in the regions since it was launched in January, has already provided One-to-One Mentoring Support from a digital expert to 45 businesses since March and over 100 businesses have availed of the series of free ‘Go To Webinars’.

    The new webinars, which are open to all micro and small businesses within the two regions, will include Cyber Security: What Your Business Needs To Know on Tuesday 30 June.

    A host of experts, including the NI Cyber Security Centre, will cover a range of topics including why SMEs need to have cyber security on their radar; practical steps that can be taken to protect against cyber security breaches and will look at the current threat landscape and how businesses should keep up to date with this.

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    Chair of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Laura Devlin said: "At this time, when an increasing number of local businesses are going digital, we thought it was vital that one of the ‘Go To Webinars’ was about Cyber Security.

    "Just last month, one of the world’s biggest airlines was compromised after a serious cyber security breach which resulted in access to the personal information of 9 million travellers. By having the proper information on this issue and knowing what steps to take, it will hopefully help prevent such activity happening to local businesses." 

    The Digital Growth Programme ‘Go To Webinars’ are:
    Monday 22nd June: Make Your Website Work Harder For You
    Tuesday 30th June: Cyber Security: What Your Business Needs To Know
    Tuesday 7th July: Creating AR and VR Experiences in Your Business
    Wednesday 5th August: Instagram for Business
    Thursday 17th September: Email Marketing for Autumn; Tools, Campaigns and Tips

    To be eligible to take part in the Digital Growth Programme ‘Go To Webinars’, your business must be located in Ards and North Down Borough Council or Newry Mourne and Down District Council.

    To apply for One-to-One Mentoring Support or to register for one of the Webinars go to

    Source: Written based on press release

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